A trip to Scotland in summer of 2014 was enjoyable and wonderful in and of itself; it also occasioned significant reflection, as demonstrated in a number of blog posts. Here is an index of those posts.
- I Know Those Words but Don't Know What You Mean - a look at some of the cultural challenges for 'outsiders' to a given context (whether a country or the church)
- Insider Language Addendum - even at best, church often defaults to a "minimum hospitality threshhold"; can we do better?
- When the Floor is a Ceiling to Ministry - a living example of a church far exceeding the "minimum hospitality threshhold"; a study in faithful change
- Change is Death - change is hard and feels like death (and some things do die); but there is hope when God is involved
- Change is Life - three examples of different approaches to change in (and out of) the PCUSA
- Change is... What You Need to Ride a Scottish Bus - change is not the thing in and of itself
- Can You Spare Some Change? - reflection on generational roles in change
- The Human Touch - a Scottish dance party provides a picture of the community God desires the Church to be
- Just Get Over It - attending a musical/play at a Scottish festival reminds me that listening and understanding the other deepens and benefits community
- Family Connections - concluding reflections on how shared experiences leads to deeper relationship